@wanderlust wrote:@Sluffy wrote:Every care home outbreak was tested - that's why they knew they had a Covid outbreak.
They knew there was an outbreak when people got ill and died.
Testing for people being discharged into care homes only commenced on April 15th and that was in very small numbers.
There was no testing in care homes for months and care home staff only became eligible for testing on 29th April and they were actually tested in the weeks and months after that. Regular testing in care homes didn't even begin to be rolled out until July.
By the 7th of August there were already 29,542 excess deaths in care homes (source BMC)
Everything the government finally did to alleviate the care home crisis was a reaction to the unpalatable figures the public was seeing rather than proactive policy - which is why it was too little too late - the vast majority of care home tests occurred after tens of thousands of people had already died.
The figures used in the report are nonsense and you know it.
Too much Daily Fail is a bad thing.
Jesus are you really this stupid?
Let us start at the hospital.
Hospitals have been taking in Covid cases right from the start - yes?
How do they KNOW they are Covid cases - because they have been tested as such - yes?
So the hospital genome sequence is known at that time.
Ok now let us look at the care homes.
People have died with Covid in care homes - yes?
How do we know that - because they have been tested as such - yes?
So the care home genome sequence is then known at that point.
What the report has done is to see which care home residents have been discharged from hospital BEFORE the care home Covid deaths occured and simply see if the Covid genome sequence at the care home matches the genome sequence from the hospital at the time.
The process isn't reliant at all on whether discharged hospital patients had been tested or not before being sent to their care homes - the process used 'catches' all discharged from hospitals to care homes. The process matches the genome sequence at the time in the hospital with what the genome sequence outbreak in the care home was - if they matched then that is where it was seeded from, if it didn't it couldn't possibly have come from there and must have got to the care home by another mean - ie care workers based in the community.
The report was commisioned by Whitty's deputy in her role as chair of a SAGE sub group. She put her name to it by 'backing' the findings at a government daily briefing to the nation - this isn't a political con attempt or subterfuge or whatever it is you believe in that head of yours.
There may well have been 29,542 excess deaths in the care homes BUT hospital admissions only led to a very small fraction of them as is shown in the 'DNA' (genome sequencing) profiling that has been made.
Fwiw I've told you before I don't read the Mail or any other paper and if I did I certainly wouldn't believe everything I read in them.
Maybe if you took the same approach to social media you wouldn't be spouting anything like the shit and hatred that you do.
I won't be holding my breath though.